tokyo electric power company (tepco)

Japan's Largest Nuclear Power Station Moves to Center of Reactor Restart Efforts

February 27, 2015 by Dan Yurman

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant, composed of seven nuclear reactors, is one of the world’s largest power stations. Getting all of the reactors at the site online again is emerging as a key priority for the government and for TEPCO which owns and operates the plant.[read more]

Four Ways Tokyo's Smart Meter Plan Breaks New Ground

March 21, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s 27-million-unit smart meter project isn’t just about smart meters. It’s also about creating an end-to-end, citywide energy management platform, meant to link meters, utility enterprise platforms and smart devices in homes and businesses.[read more]

Japan's culture and Fukushima

July 20, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Personal accountability trumps organizational loyaltyU.S. President Harry S. Truman's famous motto: "The buck stops here."In a fiery essay published in the Financial Times July 10, Columbia University Professor Gerald Curtis makes the point that what people do matters. Organizations may come and go, but the actions of individuals are...[read more]

Details Emerge About Failures at Fukushima

January 2, 2012 by Dan Yurman

Interim Fukushima report lists lapses 27 Dec 2011 (NucNet): Japan’s response to the crisis at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant was flawed by poor communication and delays in releasing data on dangerous radiation leaks at the facility, a government-appointed investigative committee has found. A 507-page interim report released...[read more]

Did Fukushima Kill the Nuclear Renaissance in the U.S.?

May 21, 2011 by Dan Yurman

The future of plans to build new reactors is not a case of black and white choices Germany's quick retreat from nuclear energy and Japan's consideration of the role of renewable energy sources in response to the Fukushima crisis raise the question of what will happen to the global nuclear industry and especially in the U.S.? American...[read more]

Fukushima Nuclear Accident – a simple and accurate explanation

March 15, 2011 by Barry Brook

Editors' Note: this post was written by a person who knew of nuclear physics but was not a nuclear engineer nor physicist, but an economist. This content has now been edited for accuracy by the MIT scientific community. Below is an updated version of the original post written by Josef Oehmen. This post originally appeared on...[read more]

TEPCO Update 9 PM Tokyo time March 13

March 13, 2011 by Robin Carey

Thanks for this to Dan Yurman.... follows his up-to-the-minute tweets about Fukushima at @djysrv Unit 1(Shut down) - Reactor has been shut down. However, the unit is under inspection due  to the explosive sound and white smoke that was confirmed after the big  quake occurred at 3:36PM. - We have been injecting sea water and...[read more]

Information Sheet Regarding the Tohoku Earthquake from Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan

March 13, 2011 by Rod Adams

I received this information sheet. It is important to disseminate the facts that it contains as widely as possible. In the interest of making sure that the information transfer is successful, I have not edited it. Information Sheet Regarding the Tohoku EarthquakeThe Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan (FEPC) Washington DC...[read more]

Nuclear Reactor Safety, Cooling, and Failure Explained - Keeping the Japanese Event in Perspective

March 13, 2011 by Nathan Temple

The Japanese disaster is significant and we cannot discount the current issues surrounding the nuclear reactors.  We should, however, keep the nuclear issue in perspective.  This was an enormous 8.9 magnitude earthquake followed by a serious of tsunamis and multiple aftershocks.  If the reactors are intact and there is...[read more]

NRG inks $280M investment deal with TEPCO for STP

May 10, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Japanese utility will take an 18% share and provide technical support for construction of two 1,350 MW ABWR reactors NRG (NYSE:NRG) announced May 10 a far ranging and ground-breaking deal with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) which will become a partner in the construction and operation of two new 1,350 MW reactors at the South Texas...[read more]